Alumni to be Honored at Hot Stove Banquet
Posted January 13
Former Lancer baseball players John Gall '96 and Daniel Nava '01 will be honored at the 25th Annual Santa Clara County Hot Stove Banquet.
Gall will be honored for his achievements helping the 2008 United States Olympic Team win the Bronze in Beijing, China this past summer. Gall after graduating Stanford University has played professionally with the Saint Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins. He will be one of the nights guest speakers.
Nava was a member of Saint Francis' 2001 CCS Championship baseball team. After playing at Santa Clara University he joined the Boston Red Sox organization. Last year he lead the California League in hitting while playing for the Lancaster JetHawks. He is being awarded the Minor League Player of the Year.
The banquet will be held January 27th at the San Jose Elks Club. For more details contact Al Talboy at 408-446-3443.
SFHS Alumnae on Mars!
Raechel Harnoto '07 and Mary Beth Wilhelm '08 participate in Mars Study
Posted January 9
Raechel Harnoto '07 and Mary Beth Wilhelm '08 along with 4 other college students from across the country got the opportunity to spend a week at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) near Hanksville, UT through the Spaceward Bound Program run out of NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. Their main objective was to create a field guide that future crews of students could use to learn about the unique geology and biology of the area as well as astonomy and engineering. While we were there, they lived in a Mars simulation and put on space suits and rode around on ATV's when going outside. Their team got a feature on Popular Science's Website: http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/gallery/2009-01/life-mars-simulated.
Jeff Faraudo - Bay Area News Group
Posted December 28
University of California men's basketball head coach Mike Montgomery, John Montgomery (Saint Francis HS '02) was 3 years old — not even big enough yet to become a ballboy — when his father, Mike, was hired as men's basketball coach at Stanford.
Two former players were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team
Posted December 10
On the first team offense was Cal offensive lineman Mark Boskovich (St. Francis '06), with a 3.69 GPA majoring in political science. Named honorable mention all-academic Pac-10 was Cal fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou (St. Francis '04). Ta'ufo'ou was also selected to the honorable mention All-Pac-10 by the head coaches.
open Crescent Heights Kitchen & Lounge
Posted December 5
Carmel Valley chef wins cook-off: Talk about making a "Grand" entrance. Just a month after opening Crescent Heights Kitchen & Lounge in downtown San Diego with his wife, Mariah, Carmel Valley resident David McIntyre was named "Chef of the Fest" at the San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival's Grand Tasting Event on Nov. 15. The cooking contest involved 60 of the county's top chefs creating signature dishes for a national panel of judges. McIntyre won for his Chino Farms Baby Beet and Burrata Salad, a fresh twist on traditional caprese salad. A protegee of Wolfgang Puck, McIntyre said the beet salad has become the most popular starter on his menu, and he thinks it got the edge with the judges because it was light and refreshing. "It was such a hot day and all the other chefs were making these heavy beef and meat dishes. I think this was just different and the timing was right," McIntyre said. The 86-seat Crescent Heights is at 655 W. Broadway in San Diego's financial district. The McIntyres have recently introduced a $40 prix-fixe, three-course dinner on Mondays. Call (619) 450-6450.
Posted December 2
This past fall at the annual awards banquet, San Jose State University’s football program honored junior running back Chris Reese ’04 as their scholar-athlete for the 2008 season.
Kyle Diller - Daily Illini
Posted December 1
The men's and women's cross country programs chalked up victories in their final regular season competition at the Illini Open.
Posted November 20
Twilight Tour & Preview Party - Thursday, Dec. 4
Tours & Luncheon - Friday, Dec. 5 & Saturday, Dec. 6
There is no better way to usher in the holidays than the most spectacular holiday event of all - the Saint Francis High School Christmas At Our House Home Tour! Three gorgeous estates in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno will be opened for all to enjoy. Purchase Tickets Now!
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John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
Posted September 23
Way to go, Daniel Nava '01. He signed with the Red Sox in October and was assigned to Class A Lancaster, where he won the California League batting title this year.
KTVU Channel 2 News
Posted September 5
NASA moved shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad on Thursday, preparing for a flight next month to the Hubble Space Telescope -- a mission that includes a 1989 Saint Francis High School graduate among its crew members. Astronaut Megan McArthur will embark on her first space journey next month as part of NASA's final servicing mission to the Hubble.